Duna-USA completes multi-year expansion, focuses next on polyisocyanurate production

Duna-USA has completed a multi-year, multi-million dollar expansion of its Baytown, TX US headquarters and manufacturing facility. The expansion, which began in fall 2016, included the addition of a new manufacturing building, new office building, state-of-the-art automated fabrication department and an additional “continuous” polyurethane production line.

“Our investment in state-of-the-art equipment strategically places Duna-USA to meet increased demand and anticipated market growth,” says Marta Brozzi, President of the Duna Group. “We’ve exponentially increased production and fabrication capabilities and expect to realize significantly reduced lead times and increased production efficiency.”

Duna-USA completes multi-year expansion, focuses next on polyisocyanurate production

As part of the expansion, Duna-USA implemented a proprietary automated fabrication department, including a 5-axis CNC machine and robotic warehouse.

“We are excited to utilize the latest technology to provide the highest quality products and service to our customers,” says Andrea Benedetti, CEO of Duna-USA.

Duna-USA manufactures polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams, as well as chemicals (custom systems) for the aerospace, automotive, insulation, marine, and construction industries. Standard applications for rigid materials include cold chain, LNG insulation, composite layup tooling, thermoforming, signmaking, and CAD verification tooling. Pourable applications include pipe supports, core materials, and design elements for theming and scenic applications.

“With the primary expansion goals complete, we are now focusing on expanding the polyisocyanurate side of our Baytown facility,” explains Benedetti. “We expect to begin this next phase of internal growth immediately.”

Duna-USA’s polyisocyanurate business is primarily targeted towards oil and gas, cryogenic, and LNG insulation applications and is the core business of the Duna Group.

The Duna Group, comprised of Duna-USA, Duna-Corradini, and Duna-Emirates, has been manufacturing foams, chemicals and adhesives since 1957, and specializes in the research and development of highly custom, high quality polyurethane and epoxy systems. They have locations in the USA Italy, and United Arab Emirates.

Companies: DUNA-Group

Terms: Business

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